How to Watch Netflix with Surfshark in 2020 (Updated)

Last updated: September 9, 2020
Muhammad Hamza Shahid

Muhammad Hamza Shahid

Learn how to use Surfshark to bypass geographical and content limitations on Netflix! Netflix imposes a VPN block that makes it difficult to access the VoD. I last connected on June 11th, 2020 using Surfshark's US server from abroad to watch the Season Premiere of the new, “Reality Z”.

Yes, Surfshark works with Netflix and bypasses the VPN ban to unblock over 16 libraries, minus any “proxy/VPN detected” hassles or streaming errors.

Price$2.49/mo. on a 2-year plan
Streaming Speed90.63 Mbps
Streaming QualityUltra HD (1080p)
Servers1,700+ in 63 countries
Multi loginsUnlimited
Data EncryptionAES-256-CBC
Websitehttps://www.surfshark.com
Other PlatformsHulu, iPlayer, Disney+

How to Use Surfshark with Netflix

  1. Subscribe to a Surfshark plan by clicking here.
  2. Get the relevant app for your device/platform.
  3. Launch it and connect to a server in the US.
  4. Open the “Netflix” app or access the website.
  5. You can now access all titles from US Netflix!

Surfshark Netflix Unblock Successful

Why Use Surfshark for Netflix?

As a pocket-friendly newcomer, Surfshark has proven to be an all-rounder that goes head-to-head against names like ExpressVPN and NordVPN. Here are a few reasons why it is a great choice for unblocking Netflix:

  1. Unblocks Netflix on iOS and Android devices
  2. Employs strong AES-256-CBC encryption
  3. Delivers high-speed streaming in 4k quality
  4. No leak issues that could result in an IP ban
  5. Access over 16 different Netflix libraries worldwide

Surfshark Netflix UK

How to Watch Your Favorite Shows on Netflix via Surfshark

You can unblock Netflix by using a recommended list of servers from Surfshark that I have tested personally for unblocking the VoD. I got access to some of these servers, after contacting the support team:

(US) Netflix

  1. Los Angeles (Ultra HD)
  2. Las Vegas (Ultra HD)
  3. New Jersey (HD)
  4. Phoenix (HD)
  5. Seattle (HD)

(UK) Netflix

  1. London (Ultra HD)
  2. Manchester (Ultra HD)
  3. Glasgow (HD)

(JP) Netflix

  1. Tokyo (Ultra HD)
  2. Osaka (Ultra HD)

(DE) Netflix

  1. Berlin (Ultra HD)
  2. Frankfurt am Main

Surfshark Netflix Not Working Fixes

Sometimes Surfshark may give trouble in unblocking Netflix, but solving the technical glitches is not necessarily difficult. Here are some easy fixes to resolving Surfshark Netflix not working errors:

IP Address Not Proper

If you are connected to Surfshark but your IP is still the same as from your local ISP, close the Surfshark app, and re-launch it again. Check your IP again using ipleak.net.

DNS Flushing

DNS entries from your local ISP sometimes get saved on your device, creating conflicts in connections to VPN servers. Clear the cache on Windows and Mac using the method below:

Windows

  1. Press the Windows Key and R key together to open “Run”
  2. Type the command “cmd” and enter “ipconfig/flushdns”
  3. Press the Enter Key and you will get a notification saying:
  4. “Successfully resolved the DNS Resolver Cache”

Mac

  1. Tap on the keys “⌘+ Space” together and open “Terminal”
  2. Each Mac OS will require a unique command to Flush the DNS cache successfully.
  3. To know which OS you are using, simply visit your Apple Menu > About This Mac
  4. Then simply enter the following command for the relevant OS:

Command for Yosemite i.e. Mac OS X 10.10.4 and 10.10.5
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;say cache flushed

Command for Yosemite i.e. Mac OS X 10.10, 10.10.1, 10.10.2, 10.10.3
sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcach

Command for Lion i.e. Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Command for Slow Leopard i.e. Mac OS X 10.6.x
dscacheutil –flushcache

Command for Mavericks i.e. Mac OS X 10.9
dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Command for El Capitan i.e. Mac OS X 10.11
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Command for Sierra i.e. Mac OS X 10.12
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

DNS Connection Problem

If your device cannot connect to Surfshark’s obfuscated servers through their native client apps, here are some setup guides to do it manually for each popular OS:

  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. Linux
  4. iOS/iPhone/iPad
  5. Android

Surfshark Netflix Blocked

Íf solving the above issues still does not help you unblock Netflix, the problem might be with the app itself. However, bear in mind that this is quite normal for a VPN to suffer downtimes, especially for the US library.

The simplest solution is to try using a different server. As you can see from the Reddit users below, unblocking issues to Netflix get resolved quite quickly from Surfshark.

Surfshark Reddit

You can also try using one of the static IPs available in their applications to see if you can get unrestricted access to Netflix, but in most cases server swapping should work.

Of course, when all else fails you can approach Surfshark’s customer support for a list of working servers to unblock the US Netflix or other libraries. They are quite helpful and proactive!

Wrapping Things Up

Surfshark may be a newcomer to the VPN industry but it offers exceptional capabilities for unblocking Netflix US and other geo-restricted sites across the world.

I hope this guide helps in understanding how you can use it for unblocking Netflix. Nevertheless, if you encounter any issues, do not hesitate on dropping a comment below! 🙂

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